Bombardier has marked a milestone in its Global 7500 business jet programme, having delivered the 150th of the type in September 2023. The Global 7500 entered service in December 2018 and the fleet has flown more than 100,000 flight hours to date.
“The Global 7500 aircraft is the largest ultra-long-range business aircraft in the skies and its continued success is a testament to the efforts of our incredibly talented teams that build these amazing aircraft,” said Éric Martel, Bombardier’s president and CEO. “Our continued success is absolutely related to their unrivalled dedication and commitment to excellence in everything they do.”
The Global 7500 interior features four true living spaces, a full-size kitchen and a dedicated crew suite. Design highlights include Bombardier’s patented Nuage seat, which has a zero-gravity position; the nice Touch CMS; and Soleil lighting system. Designed and developed exclusively for the Global 7500, the circadian rhythm-based cabin lighting technology is fully integrated with the Flight Management System, and it introduces the Dynamic Daylight Simulation feature.
Bombardier also shared that the attributes of the Global 7500 will be enhanced even more with the introduction of the Global 8000, announced in 2022. The Global 8000 will have a range of 8,000 nautical miles and a top speed of Mach 0.94, and features Bombardier’s Pũr Air and advanced HEPA filter technology.
The Global 8000 aircraft development is ongoing and the programme is progressing to plan. Additionally, for current Global 7500 operators, the performance enhancements on the Global 8000 will be retrofittable when the aircraft enters service in 2025.